Top 10 Go Karts for Kids 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Kids’ Go-Karts

Boy wearing karting helmetWhat could possibly be more fun than whizzing down the road or racing around a track in a go kart? Mmmmm – I can’t think of a thing. 🙂

In the last several years, the “best of” go karts for kids have evolved into some pretty nifty ways to get around and match up in some friendly racing against opponents.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best go karts for kids through the 2016 Christmas holiday season and into 2017 – both electric and “kid powered” karts are included for various ages. Rankings for the list are given based on popularity (which ones are selling the most), and among those, which are getting the highest ratings from the kids that ride them and their parents.

For shoppers: For each of the go karts listed here, one or more online shopping resource is recommended to buy it online. The merchants chosen are hand-picked for pricing, product availability and for having reputations as having safe and secure shopping. Links to product reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury
2. Nerf Battle Racer
3. Razor Crazy Cart
4. Razor Dune Buggy
5. Hauck Lightning Pedal Go-Kart
6. Power Wheels Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Get Set Go! Kart
7. Berg Toys Junior Buddy Go-Kart
8. Razor Jr Lil Crazy Cart
9. Hauck Thunder II Go Kart
10. Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

1. Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury

Price: $279.00
You save: $90.99 (25 %)
18 new from $269.000 used

Ages: 8 and up

The Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury comes in right at 1st place among the top 10 go karts for kids this year.

The Fury is a fierce ride-on with a (literally) flashy spark bar that sends shimmers behind riders. There are top speeds of 12 miles-per-hour on slick, smooth-rollin’ rear wheels, but the front wheels have gripping traction for awesome, sidewalk-carving drifts.

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Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Ride-on. Brand New.

$274.99
End Date: Friday Mar-10-2017 21:22:34 PST
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Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Batteries (2) Pack

$28.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-22-2017 15:34:44 PST
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Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Ride-on

$330.10
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 21:36:36 PST
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2. Nerf Battle Racer

Price: --
21 new from $249.950 used

Ages: 4-10

My personal favorite among the 2016-2017 ten best kids’ go-karts is the Nerf Battle Racer.

I was baffled, stunned, and temporarily amazed that NERF makes ride-ons. But the Battle Racer is SO cool. For backyard combats between best buds, this ride-on is a sturdy-framed racer with 4 compartments for NERF blasters and a dart holder.

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NERF Battle Racer Non Powered Ride On

$199.99
End Date: Friday Feb-17-2017 19:26:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
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NERF BATTLE RACER , BRAND NEW SET OF DECALS

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 19:00:02 PST
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NERF BATTLE Racer. New, Unopened.

$181.00
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 6:47:04 PST
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3. Razor Crazy Cart

Price: $299.99
13 new from $299.9911 used from $239.99

Ages: 9 and up

The Razor Crazy Cart is the first of a few returning favorites among the top go karts for kids for 2016 and into 2017.

The Crazy Cart is exactly what the name suggests. So invest in a helmet and some elbow/knee pads, moms. This Razor classic reaches 12 miles-per-hour before spinning with the help of a drift bar. The caster wheels are no-slip anti-tip.

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Razor Crazy Cart Electric Go Kart (Black or Red)

$500.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-5-2017 12:06:15 PST
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Razor Crazy Cart Black Toy Kids Go Kart Racing Wheels Red Electric Toys Spin NEW

$359.09
End Date: Wednesday Feb-22-2017 11:43:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $359.09
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NEW Razor Crazy Go-Kart Cart Ride On with 24V Batteries Drifter Drifting Machine

$369.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-18-2017 9:40:28 PST
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4. Razor Dune Buggy

Price: $349.99
You save: $88.43 (20 %)
16 new from $349.990 used

Ages: 8 and up

Making it to the next spot on the list – Razor Dune Buggy.

The Dune Buggy is a new favorite of mine because of the safety cage around the bottom of the racer. Of course, helmets and pads are still a good idea. But this one quickly reaches a powerful, quiet 10 miles-per-hour.

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Razor Dune Buggy

$415.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-15-2017 8:07:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $415.00
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Go Cart Drifter Car Kids Battery Powered Ride On Electric Dune Buggy

$392.99
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 16:45:04 PST
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Go Cart Electric Dune Buggy Kids Ride On Car Off Road Seat Outdoor Toys Razor

$462.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-23-2017 12:45:27 PST
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5. Hauck Lightning Pedal Go-Kart

Price: --
17 new from $104.993 used from $102.15

Ages: 4-7

The Hauck Lightning Pedal Go-Kart makes it to the #5 spot among kids’ go karts this year.

I love the color scheme of the Lightning—neon green and black. This racer is a pedal-powered ride-on that gives riders complete control over the speed. How fast they can pedal is how fast the Lightning will go. Includes anti-lock brakes, thick-tread all-terrain wheels, and a comfortable, custom bucket seat.

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Hauck Lightning Pedal Go-Kart - Race Green

$99.99
End Date: Friday Feb-17-2017 4:25:49 PST
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Hauck Lightning Pedal Go-Kart - Race Green

$159.36
End Date: Sunday Mar-5-2017 13:40:44 PST
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Hauck Lightning Pedal Go-Kart - Race Green

$174.97
End Date: Monday Mar-6-2017 16:41:46 PST
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6. Power Wheels Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Get Set Go! Kart

Ages: 1-3

A top-selling favorite among children’s go karts is one for the little ones – Power Wheels Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Get Set Go! Kart.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants, of course. This go-kart is a toddler-friendly ride-on with a push button stop-and-go that reaches a max of 2 miles-per-hour. Best on hard surfaces, like pavement, but works on grass.

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Power Wheels Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Get Set Go! Kart

$118.75
End Date: Wednesday Feb-15-2017 18:42:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $118.75
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Power Wheels Nickelodeon Spongebob Squarepants Get Set Go! Kart

$149.23
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 5:23:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.23
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Power Wheels Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Get Set Go! Kart New

$149.58
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 15:46:07 PDT
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7. Berg Toys Junior Buddy Go-Kart

Price: $299.00
10 new from $294.510 used

Ages: 3-8

Next up on the list — Berg Toys Junior Buddy Go-Kart.

This pedal-powered ride-on is a must-have for racing beginners. The wheels are oversized with moderate-tread for pavement and grass ridin’. I love the orange and black color scheme. It reminds me of fun stuff on Halloween!

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BERG TOYS BUDDY PEDAL GO KART - ORANGE 24.20.60.00 - NEW From AUTH BERG RETAILER

$297.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-22-2017 2:13:05 PST
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Berg Toys Buddy Pedal Go Kart - White / Pink 24.20.61.0 BRAND NEW WITH WARRANTY

$297.99
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 1:29:29 PST
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Berg Buddy Pedal Go Kart Orange 24.20.60.00 - Authorized Berg Dealer

$296.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-16-2017 7:59:57 PDT
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8. Razor Jr Lil Crazy Cart

Price: $91.35
You save: $8.64 (9 %)
12 new from $91.350 used

Ages: 3 and up (up to 44 lbs)

The Razor Jr Lil Crazy Cart is another top go kart for the little ones this year.

Another go-kart from Razor. The Lil Crazy is a toddler-sized go-to that reaches spinning speeds of 2 miles-per-hour with a wheel and push-button controls. It drifts, twirls, swirls, and spins in all directions, leaving kiddos dizzy with giddy, giggling joy.

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RAZOR JR. KIDS' LIL' CRAZY CART

$99.99
End Date: Sunday Mar-12-2017 7:13:48 PDT
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Razor Razor Jr. Lil Crazy Cart - Red

$104.52
End Date: Friday Feb-24-2017 8:14:00 PST
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9. Hauck Thunder II Go Kart

Price: $249.99
3 new from $222.497 used from $183.53

Ages: 4-8

Next for the 2016-2017 picks – Hauck Thunder II Go Kart.

The Thunder is a pedal-powered, caged go-kart with race-style gadgets, a simply comfortable bucket seat, and a 3-point steering mechanism. Orange and black (another Halloween-ish color scheme) makes it an awesome choice. And the wheels are treaded for extra-hold grips.

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Hauck Hauck Thunder Ii Go Kart, Orange

$296.36
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 10:31:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $296.36
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Hauck Hauck Thunder II Go Kart Cart Orange Pedal New Free Shipping

$313.20
End Date: Saturday Mar-4-2017 13:21:01 PST
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Hauck Hauck Thunder II Go Kart, Orange

$313.54
End Date: Sunday Mar-5-2017 3:23:22 PST
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10. Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

Price: --
18 new from $252.022 used from $275.00

Ages: 8 and up

And — the final pick of the top ten go-karts for kids this year is the Razor Ground Force Electric.

I love how brands name their go-karts after cool stuff (usually powerful elements in nature). The Electric is a chain-driven ride-on with a silent motor, super-slick wheels, and a high-flying Razor flag. It runs on a single charge for 45 minutes with max speeds of 12 miles-per-hour. Lovin’ the chrome!

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Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

$249.08
End Date: Sunday Feb-26-2017 14:17:25 PST
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Razor Ground Force Electric Go Kart

$175.00
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 14:19:58 PST
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razor ground force electric go-kart

$170.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-28-2017 11:00:18 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 09/26/16.

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